The Cold War was the first war in history to be won exclusively by spies. After the arrest of KJB Colonel Oleg Penkovsky (the Russian Guy Fawkes), the Pentagon realized that nuclear war with the Soviet Union would indeed be suicide. Even the deadly attack on the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was the work of saboteurs and spies.

From that time onward, the Cold War became a covert war of spies, sabotage, assassinations, suicides, etc., etc. Uniquely, women as well as men played a deadly role in the decades long conflict between the superpowers.

Only the Judgment Day will reveal the names of all the behind the scenes combatants, so only the names of the main protagonists can be revealed at this time.

Dmitry Ustinov (1908–1984).
Marshall Dmitry Ustinov (1908–1984).
Minister of Defense from '76 to '84.

Patriotic Russians were at a great disadvantage in the Cold War because they were all HONEST MEN and would not use despicable spies.

They did have scouts, which are a legitimate part of any army.

The GRU was the intelligence department of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

HQ of the Russian Ministry
HQ of the Russian Ministry
of Defense in Moscow.

Dmitry Ustinov was the Russian Minister of Defense. His death by poisoning in 1984 led to a coup d'état, that enabled Mikhail Gorbachov to seize the reins of power in the Soviet Union.

The main competition for the GRU came from the KGB, which was the Russian branch of the British Secret Service. Even when faced with annihilation by the madmen in the Pentagon, the Russians never used their foreign embassies as spying stations.

Viktor Chebrikov (1923–1999).
Viktor Chebrikov (1923–1999).
KGB chief from '82 to '88.


The KGB versus the GRU.

The KGB was the "enemy within" and the main competition for the GRU.

They were the equivalent of the British MI6 and the Pentagon's CIA.

The KGB played a pivotal role in the fall of the Soviet Union.

KGB HQ in Moscow.
KGB HQ in Moscow.

The main spying stations for the British Empire and the Pentagon were the British and U.S. embassies. Britannia rules the spying world because Downing Street is named after a spy.

British Embassy in Moscow
British Embassy in Moscow


Both embassies doubled as spying stations.

After the "Guy Fawkes" Penkowsky debacle, there was a lull in spying until the Presidency of Jimmy Carter in 1977.

U.S. Embassy in Moscow
U.S. Embassy in Moscow
circa 1980.

Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford were HONEST MEN and they were totally opposed to spying. As a result, President Nixon was forced to resign in 1974, and President Ford was almost replaced by Nelson Rockefeller in 1975.

Admiral Turner appointed Jimmy Carter President in 1976

Before his appointment as spymaster, Stansfield Turner appointed Jimmy Carter to the position of President of the United States. Jimmy Carter was a student in the U.S. Naval Academy when Turner saw him and right then and there realized that he had great potential as a spy:

Turner's class at the U.S. Naval Academy included a somewhat shy and skinny fellow from a backwater peanut farm in Georgia, Jimmy Carter, who also applied for a Rhodes Scholarship but did not get it. Carter stood at fifty-ninth in the class. Carter and Turner did not know each other then. Carter went on to become a nuclear submariner, farmer, and governor of Georgia. In 1973, Turner invited Carter to speak at the war college and was impressed. The following year, in October 1974, they met again at Carter's offices in Atlanta. Carter fired rapid questions at Turner for half an hour about the state of the U.S. military and the navy. When it was over, Carter said" By the way, the day after tomorrow, I am announcing that I'm going to run for president of the United States (Hoffman, The Billion Dollar Spy, pp. 39-40).

Thanks to admiral Turner, that "somewhat shy and skinny fellow" was inaugurated as President on Jan. 20, 1977. Jimmy Carter was the first Confederate President since Teddy Roosevelt.

Admiral Stansfield Turner
Stansfield Turner (b. 1923).
CIA director from '77 to '81.

In 1976, spymaster Stansfield Turner chose Jimmy Carter for the position of President.

As a "thank you" from Carter, Turner was appointed director of the CIA in March of 1977.

In 1979, Turner was involved in a diabolical scheme to use the U.S. Navy to restore the Papal States!!



Jimmy Carter (b. 1924).
Jimmy Carter (b. 1924).
President from '77 to '81.

Carter's top assignments were to recommence spying on the Soviet Union and ground Pan AM–the world's most experienced airline.

Spymaster Turner ordered the U.S. embassy in Moscow to resume recruiting Russian spies. It so happened that one of the most notorious spies of all time was waiting at the gates of the embassy. His name was Adolf Tolkachev and he was indeed a billion dollar spy.

Adolf Tolkachev was the billion dollar spy!!

MI6 and the CIA had a billion dollar spy operating right in the shadow of the Kremlin. Incredibly, his name was ADOLF: Adolf Tolkachev.

Adolf Tolkachev (1927–1986),
Adolf Tolkachev (1927–1986),
in 1948.

Imagine someone with a name like ADOLF in a top secret position with the Russian defense industry.

Adolf Tolkachev was an engineer with the Russian aviation, radar, and rocket elite.

From 1978 to 1986, he handed over thousands of top secret documents, literally saving the Pentagon BILLIONS in development costs!!

Adolf Tolkachev in 1984.
Adolf Tolkachev in 1984.

Before his arrest and execution as a spy in 1986, Adolf saved the Pentagon literally BILLIONS of dollars in research and development costs. Schematics of their top secret ground and aircraft radars were photographed and passed to the CIA via the embassy:

What makes Tolkachev's espionage even more remarkable is that he passed materials to the CIA literally under the nose of the KGB. Most of the twenty-one meetings were held within three miles of the front entrance of the KGB headquarters. Yet the spy and his handlers were never detected by the KGB. The Moscow station's painstaking tradecraft–identity transfer, street disguises, surveillance detection runs, the SRR-100 radio monitors–paid off handsomely. (Hoffman, The Billion Dollar Spy, p. 255).

There is nothing remarkable when we realize that the KGB has been part of the British Secret Service since 1917.

Sir Maurice Oldfield appointed Margaret Thatcher prime minister!!

Concurrently with the Cold War, there was another war raging in Northern Ireland instigated by Sir Maurice Oldfield. Oldfield was a "practicing Catholic" and his ancestors burned the bones of Saint John Wycliffe.

Oldfield was largely responsible for the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland in which thousands of people were maimed and killed. In 1975, he appointed Margaret Thatcher leader of the Conservative Party, which led to her appointment as prime minister in 1979. This latter days Boudica was a veritable Russophobe.

Sir Maurice Oldfield (1915–1981).
Sir Maurice Oldfield (1915–1981).
MI6 director from '73 to '81.

Sir Maurice Oldfield was MI6 director from 1973 to 1981.

Oldfield chose Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher for the position of prime minister.

Her top assignments were to intensify spying on the Soviets and Northern Ireland, and prevent Argentina from acquiring an atomic bomb.

Margaret Thatcher (1925–1913).
Margaret Thatcher (1925–1913).
Prime minister from '79 to '90.

Oldfield was stationed in Washington City during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He convinced President Kennedy that Oleg "Guy Fawkes" Penkowsky could be relied upon to disable the Soviet Doomsday Device. As spymaster, he recruited Margaret Thatcher for the position of prime minister:

In this period Sir Maurice established what proved to be a mutually worthwhile relationship with Mrs Thatcher, then the recently elected leader of the Conservative Party. She was anxious to have some briefings on the various problems of the day touching on intelligence and security. An intermediary paved the way for such talks, which were welcomed as much by Oldfield as Mrs Thatcher. The Prime Minister, Callaghan, gave his approval and from then on the Conservative leader and Sir Maurice became firm friends. (Deacon, 'C' A Biography of Sir Maurice Oldfield, p. 187).

Upon his "retirement" in 1978, Thatcher offered Oldfield the position of Coordinator of Security and Intelligence in Northern Ireland. As spymaster for Northern Ireland, he arranged the 1979 assassination of Lord Mountbatten and the Narrow Water ambush in which his IRA ambushed and killed 18 British soldiers. In that position, Oldfied made many powerful enemies and he was sent to "Saint Peter" in 1981.

Incredible as it may appear, Brazil feared a nuclear armed Argentina. From the Falkland Islands, the British monitored the progress of the Argentinean Bomb and were determined to defuse it.

In 1978, Sir Maurice Oldfield (a fluent medieval Latin speaker) chose British Secret Service agent Karol Wojtyła for Pope. This move was not unprecedented because Emperor Constantine was British.

Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II
Pope from '78 to 2005.


1978 was the year of the 3 Popes.

2 Popes were given the Cup of Borgia and MI6 Karol Wojtyła was "elected" Pope.

It was the most expensive Papal election in history.

In Poland, KGB Wojciech Jaruzelski became dictator.

Wojciech Jaruzelski
Wojciech Jaruzelski
Dictator of Poland from '81 to '90.

MI6 provided the expertise for the bugging of the conclave that "elected" Karol Wojtyła. The money for his election–the most expensive in the 1600-year history of the Papacy–came from the United States taxpayers. The Pope's top assignment was to destabilize the Warsaw Pact.

One of the main reasons why the Russians stayed in Eastern Europe was uranium. Uranium mines were located in East Germany and Czechoslovakia. Without their own nuclear weapons, the free world would have been turned into a parking lot by the Pentagon.

Aristocratic "Communist" Wojciech Jaruzelski ruled Poland from 1981 until the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

William J. Casey appointed Ronald Reagan President in 1980

When admiral Turner "retired" he handed over the reigns of power to William J. Casey. Casey "The Catholic" then appointed Ronald Reagan President. One of the most memorable roles that Ronald Reagan played was with a CHIMP in the movie Bedtime for Bonzo.

Before becoming acting President, Reagan was a spokesman for General Electric–the British owned conglomerate that built most of the deadly nuclear power stations around the world.

By keeping the 52 Iranian hostages in Tehran until after the 1980 Presidential election, William Casey ensured the election of Ronald Reagan.

William J. Casey (1913–1987).
William J. Casey (1913–1987).
CIA director from '81 to '87.

in 1980, spymaster William J. Casey chose Ronald Reagan for the position of President.

Casey was a "practicing Catholic" and Jesuit to the core.

As a "thank you" from Reagan, Casey was appointed director of the CIA in January of 1981.

Ronald Reagan (1911–2004). President from '81 to '89.
Ronald Reagan (1911–2004).
President from '81 to '89.

As acting President, Reagan's top assignment was to play close attention to his wife Nancy's horoscope and intensify spying on the Soviet Union.

With the billions in savings realized by the top secret information provided by Adolf Tolkachev, spymaster Casey had unlimited funds available to recruit spies:

Tolkachev delivered to the United States a library of top secret documents about the design and capability of radars deployed on Soviet fighters and interceptors, including the MiG-23 fighter, the MiG-25 high-altitude interceptor, the MiG-31 interceptor, and the MiG-29 and Su-27 multi-role fighters. In particular, Tolkachev compromised several versions of the SAPFix radar and the ZASLON radar. Tolkachev also carted away Soviet secrets on surface-to-air missiles and the sensitive Soviet project called SHTORA, or "window blind," which was designed to conceal surface-to-air missiles from the radars of target aircraft. (Hoffman, The Billion Dollar Spy, p. 261).

It was no coincidence that Gorbachev rose to power in the Soviet Union shortly after Reagan became acting President.

Oleg Gordievsky engineered the rise of Mikhail "Mongolian" Gorbachev

In 1982, Oleg Gordievsky was assigned to the Soviet embassy in London as the KGB resident-designate. While working at the embassy, he spied on his own country, and even turned in Britons who were friendly towards the Soviets and afraid that Reagan would trigger Armageddon.

Oleg Gordievsky (b. 1938) was a
Oleg Gordievsky
(b. 1938) was a
colonel in the KGB.


Oleg Gordievsky was a KGB colonel stationed in London who was instrumental in the rise of Mikhail "Mongolian" Gorbachev.

A most dangerous spy, he gave MI6 the names of Britons who feared that Thatcher and Reagan would trigger Armageddon.


A smug Oleg Gordievsky travelling in New Zealand after his dramatic "escape"
A smug Oleg Gordievsky travelling in New Zealand
after his dramatic "escape"
from Moscow in June 1985.

Many of them were arrested and some were suicided. One of the names he gave to MI6 was Michael Bettaney, who was arrested and given a 23-year prison sentence for violating the Official Secrets Act.

Gordievsky arranged for the visit of Mikhail Gorbachev to London in December 1984. Gorbachev posed with Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the prime minister's official country residence at Chequers, north of London. While in London, Gorbachev visited the grave of fellow Secret Service agent Karl Marx.

Mikhail Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher
Mikhail Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher
at Chequers, Dec 16, 1984.

KGB Gordievsky arranged for the visit of Mikhail "Mongolian" Gorbachev to London in Dec. 1984.

The purpose of the visit was to be out of the country when defense minister Dmitry Ustinov was given the poison cup.

Photocall at Chequers with Mikhail
Photocall at Chequers with Mikhail
and Raisa Gorbachev.

The KGB's timing was perfect. Just as Mikhail and Raisa are having a tête-à-tête with Thatcher, his main obstacle to the leadership of the Soviet Union died suddenly:

Sad news reached me while I was in London–Ustinov had died. I interrupted my stay and returned to Moscow. Ustinov's death was a grave loss, particularly painful in those troubled times. The leadership of the country was in a deplorable state. Problems arose even with the weekly Politburo meetings. Quite often Konstantin Ustinovich was unable to attend scheduled meetingsand I would be instructed to take the chair. (Gorbachev, Memoirs, p. 162).

Gorbachev was indeed grieving over the death of Ustinov, particularly when it opened the door to the top position in the Soviet Union. After thanking Thatcher for the timely demise of Ustinov, he raced back to Moscow. Konstantin Chernenko was also given the poison cup and he passed away on March 11, 1985.

Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1931).
Gorbachev (b. 1931).
Soviet leader from '85 to '91.

Within 3 years, 3 Soviet leaders: Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov, and Konstantin Chernenko were given the poison cup!!

Only 3 hours after Chernenko's death, Mikhail Gorbachev was "elected" General Secretary of the Communist Party.

Fellow KGB spy and Georgian Eduard Shevardnadze became foreign minister.

Eduard Shevardnadze
Eduard Shevardnadze
Foreign minister from '85 to '90.

Immediately, Gorbachev launched his program of glasnost (openness) and perostroika (restructuring).

The average age of his predecessors in the Politburo was 70 and Gorbachev was only 54. He traveled about the country with his wife Raisa and Russians were astonished that a Soviet leader would involve his wife in politics.

In foreign policy, he relied on Eduard Shevardnadze to coordinate the Fall of the Soviet Union with Reagan and Thatcher.

The "Iron Lady" instructing Reagan
The "Iron Lady" instructing Reagan
during a meeting at the
White House.

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visited President Reagan at the White House on July 17, 1987.

Her visit was to brief him for the upcoming Gorbachev visit.

The last British ruler of the colonies–King George III–decried the very idea of "petticoats in politics."

Thatcher speaking to the press
Thatcher speaking to the press
outside the White House.

If general Jackson had been there he would have called Reagan a "traitor" and challenged him to a duel!!

Reagan was probably incoherent because of all the Howard Hughes radioactive dust he sniffed in Hollywood. in 1989, he had brain surgery to remove a "cancerous" tumor.

President Reagan and Gordievsky
President Reagan and
in the White House, July 21, 1987.

Oleg Gordievsky visited President Reagan on July 21, 1987. He was also preparing the way for the Gorbachev visit.

Gorbachev visited the White House on Dec. 8, 1987, to discuss the "peaceful" dissolution of the Soviet Union.

President Reagan and Gorbachev
President Reagan and Gorbachev

in the White House, Dec. 8, 1987.

The Cold War was indeed and equal opportunity war as female spies also played a pivotal role in the conflict.

Nancy Reagan (b. 1921).
Nancy Reagan (b. 1921).

Femme fatale Nancy Reagan was the wife/boss of the President.

She was the U.S. counterpart to Britain's "Iron Lady."

In 1983, she consulted her horoscope for the best date for her husband to launch Operation Able Archer–the planned first strike thermonuclear attack on the Soviets.

Raisa Gorbachev and Nancy
Raisa Gorbachev and Nancy
Reagan at the White House.

Nancy persuaded her husband to postpone his brain surgery until he left the White House in January 1989.

In May 1985, Gordievsky was ordered to return to Moscow from Britain. Gordievsky suspected that the KGB knew that he was a spy, so, after a daring "escape" arranged by MI6, he arrived back in Britain in July:

Next day we caught a local plane to Oslo. There a Norwegian officer led us through back corridors at the airport to put us on a British Airways flight for London. At Heathrow, Special Branch officers slipped us off the aircraft, avoided Customs, and took us straight to the car park of a hotel, where a high-powered reception committee had gathered to greet me. Among them was the head of British intelligence's Soviet section; another was one of the directors of the security service, John Deverell, a man of exceptional intelligence and charm, who became a staunch friend and ally. Everyone was euphoric at scoring such a victory over the KGB: champagne flowed, and the atmosphere was one of celebration. (Gordievsky, Next Stop Execution, p. 346).

Victory over the British KGB....Gordievsky was a rat and a traitor to his country but he did have a twisted sense of humor.
The Soviet Union was finally dissolved on Dec 26, 1991

Without a world war, the Soviet Union died quietly on Dec. 26, 1991. It was one of the greatest disaster of the 20th century. Gorbachev had announced his resignation the previous day. The long feared nuclear holocaust never happened, but a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl was sabotaged, and millions of Russians were subjected to deadly radiation.

Gorbachev announced his resignation on Dec. 25, 1991
Gorbachev announced his resignation
on Dec. 25, 1991.

Gorbachev resigned on Dec. 25, 1991, and the following day the mighty Soviet Union ceased to exist.

The Soviet flag was removed from the Kremlin and replaced by the red, white, and blue flag of Russia.

All his powers, including control of the vast nuclear arsenal, were then handed over to Boris Yeltsin.

Boris Yeltsin (1931–2007).
Boris Yeltsin (1931–2007).
Russian President from '91 to '99.

Boris Yeltsin was the handpicked successor of Gorbachev. His years as the leader of Russia was a disaster for the vast country. Breadlines appeared in Moscow which had not been seen since 1941.

Breadlines in Moscow, Nov. 1991.
Breadlines in Moscow, Nov. 1991.

The Yeltsin years were an unmitigated disaster for the new Russian Federation.

All the wealth of the country fell into the hands of the IMF, World Bank, and BIS (Bank for International Settlements).

Yeltsin at the opening of a memorial synagogue
Yeltsin at the opening of a memorial synagogue
of Satan and Holohoax Museum in Moscow,
Sept. 1998.

There would have been a real Holocaust in Russia, with multiplied millions dead, if President Reagan had listened to his wife Nancy and launched a thermonuclear first strike.

Patriarch Alexy II and President Putin were trying to save Mother Russia!!

After the disaster of the Yeltsin era, the next ruler was named Vladimir Putin. Vladimir spoke German fluently, and because he was stationed in East Germany, the media began to refer to him as ex-KGB. He was not KGB, he was GRU, and determined to save the free world.

Patriarch Alexy II (1929 - 2008).

Patriarch Alexy II
(1929 –2008).

As Patriarch of Moscow and all the Russias, Alexy II was Pope of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Before his sudden demise, he was vigorous and strong, and about to lead a new Renaissance for the Russian Orthodox Church.

President Putin was titaniced for reuniting Crimea with Russia.

The official President Putin
President Putin
(October 1952–March 2015).

There were many, many reasons why President Putin was hated by the British Empire, but the main reason was CRIMEA:

On March 18, 2014, still bathed in the afterglow of the Winter Olympics that he had hosted in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russian president Vladimir Putin stepped up to a podium in the Kremlin to address the nation. Before an assembly of Russian officials and parliamentarians, Putin signed the documents officially reuniting the Russian Federation and the peninsular republic of Crimea, the home base of Russia's Black Sea Fleet. Crimea had seceded from Ukraine only two days earlier, on March 16. The Russian president gave what was intended to be a historic speech. The events were fresh, but his address was laden with references to several centuries of Russian history.
Putin invoked the origins of Orthodox Christianity in Russia. He referenced military victories on land and sea that had helped forge the Russian Empire. He noted the grievances that had festered in Russia since the 1990s, when the state was unable to protect its interests after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. At the center of his narrative was Crimea. Crimea "has always been an inseparable part of Russia," Putin declared. Moscow's decision to annex Crimea was rooted in the need to right an "outrageous historical injustice." That injustice began with the Bolsheviks, who put lands that Russia had conquered into their new Soviet republic of Ukraine. Then, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev made the fateful decision in 1954 to transfer Crimea from the Russian Federation to Ukraine. When the Soviet state fell apart in 1991, Russian speaking Crimea was left in Ukraine "like a sack of potatoes," Putin said.' The Russian nation was divided by borders. (Hill & Gaddy, Putin, p. 3).

By no measure was the collapse of the Soviet Union due to a military victory by the Pentagon and NATO. It was all the result of the work of despicable spies.

There is no defense against spies, because, like radiation, they are mostly invisible and deadly. A spy named Judas Iscariot was one of the 12 Apostles. Only at the Last Supper was Judas unmasked when Satan entered into him and he betrayed the Messiah for 30 pieces of silver. In the Vatican, there is a day set aside to honor Judas: it is called Spy Wednesday.

The mighty Prophet Micah, who predicted that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2), gave this antidote to spying at the end of time:

Trust ye not in a brother; put no confidence in a friend. Even with the woman who lies in your embrace guard the words of your lips (Micah 7:5).

Pray daily for Mother Russia that another great leader like Putin will emerge soon to save the free world from enslavement.

Vital Links


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Gordievsky, Oleg. Next Stop Execution: The Autobiography of Oleg Gordievsky. Macmillan, London, UK.

Hoffman, David E. The Dead Hand. The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy. Doubleday & Co., New York, 2009.

Hoffman, David E. The Billion Dollar Spy. Doubleday & Co., New York, 2015.

Heinemann, William. The Worst Accident In the World: Chernobyl: the End of the Nuclear Dream. Pan Books, London, UK, 1986.

Gorbachev, Mikhail. Memoirs. Doubleday & Co., New York, 1995.

Hill, Fione, & Gaddy, Clifford G. Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin. Brookings Institution Press, Washington City, 2015.

Kelley, Kitty, Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography. Simon &Schuster, New York, 1991.

Massie, Suzanne. Trust But Verify: Reagan, Russia and Me. Maine Authors Publishing. Rockland, Maine, 2013.

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Persico, Joseph E. Casey: The Lives and Secrets of William J. Casey.Viking Press, New York, 1990.

Thatcher, Margaret. Margaret Thatcher: The Downing Street Years. HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1993.

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